naval blockade

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Noun1.naval blockade - the interdiction of a nation's lines of communication at sea by the use of naval power
blockade, encirclement - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
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A German captain, named Carola Rackete, from the migrant rescue ship 'Sea-Watch', will stand trial on Monday in Agrigento, Italy for allegedly "breaking the Italian naval blockade," Italian state radio stated.
Synopsis: Perhaps more than all the campaigns of the Union armies, it was the Union naval blockade which, covering all major Southern ports along 3,500 miles of coastline for the duration of the war, was key to bringing down the Confederacy.
The National Committee for Breaking the Siege has been organizing weekly marches three months ago in an attempt to break the naval blockade of Gaza Strip.
Patrol boats of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao were deployed to put up a naval blockade to prevent the suspects from escaping.
For the fifth week, Israeli authorities continue its naval blockade on the Gaza Strip, through reducing the fishing area to 3 nautical miles adjacent to the Gaza Strip shores.
To summarize, neither has the Saudi-led coalition's blockade been imposed in accordance with the law of naval blockade nor have the enforcement measures been conducted properly.
"The naval blockade is a necessary and legal security blockade, which has been recognized repeatedly by the world and the United Nations, for the protection of the State of Israel and its marine borders, protecting [it] against terror and arms smuggling."
Also on Tuesday, a Palestinian protest boat set sail from the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel naval blockade of the territory.
Hamas officials register the passport details of injured Palestinians preparing to board a blockade-running boat, carrying them with other students, out from the Gaza City harbour, to break Israel's naval blockade on the enclave.
The two other boats did not breach the naval blockade line enforced by Israel, which is nine miles off the coast of Gaza.
The center demanded the immediate release of the detainees and called upon the international community, especially parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, to fulfill their moral and legal obligations and work on lifting the imposed land, aerial, and naval blockade on Gaza.
North Korea said on Thursday that any attempts by the United States government to impose a naval blockade on their country will be considered an "act of war" by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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